The vast majority (99.9%) of cruise ship deaths is people dying of natural causes, they would have died even if they were in their home or in their car. Cruise ships have mortuaries and procedures for handling the death of passengers. So if safety is your #1 concern, then concern yourself with personal health: not eating garbage food, regular cardiovascular exercise, and having a strong positive outlook on life with a strong social network. The odds of dying on a cruise ship (in your lifetime) due to things outside of your control (murder, sinking, or someone else's accident) is 1 in tens of millions. The odds of you dying in an automobile accident in your lifetime is about 1 in 100.
One indication of how safe cruise ships are is to examine the coroners' offices reports near major ports. Between 1999 and 2007, the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office inreported 97 cruise ship deaths; the Miami Dade County Medical Examiner's Office recorded 33 cruise ship deaths since 2004. Partial data from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office noted 22 cruise ship deaths between 1991 and 2003. As a comparison, about 40,000 people died in car crashes every single year in America.
The average age of cruise passengers is 49, according to the cruise lines association, but on cruises that last longer than a week, the average age shoots up to 64. On Holland America's round-the-world cruises, the average passenger is 75, said Erik Elvejord, a spokesman.
But considering you don't die in the car ride to the cruise ship, and you don't get multiple organ failure for gluttony while on the ship, and you don't die of natural causes. Cruise ships are about the safest place a person can be. Walking down a flight of stairs is more dangerous than being on a cruise ship.
Many people enjoy cruise ships. I like to drive using cruise control.
On average about 500,000 per year.
Most current Royal Caribbean Cruise ships can accommodate between 1,700 and 3,100 passengers. Therefore, the average is around 2,200 passengers. They have ships in development that will accommodate as many as 5,000 passengers!
Some say that carnival cruise ships are cheap. It really just depends on how much you plan to spend on a cruise. I have had many friends go on them before and they have loved them. They are known by many people and are worth checking out.
About 1,000,000,000 cruise ships but like 1/3 of them are completely unknown and useless.
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Which ship? Or do you mean the total of all the cruise ships in the world?
Depends on the size of the ship. I was on a Viking River cruise and the ship had three decks. Huge ships like the big cruise ships can hold 8,000 people and have 8 decks.
Many of the modern cruise ships average around 100,000 gross tons. they range from 80,000 tons to one that is being built by the Royal Caribbean line that will weigh in at 220,000 gross tons.
As of 2008, Cruise Line International Association reported 185 total ships in their North American member cruise lines. http://www.cruising.org
It is fairly rare for a Carnival Cruise ship to crash, however, there have been two crashes. There are no reports of cruise ships that have sunken though.
When seeking to identify the best cruise ships and cruise deals, consumers should always remember smaller cruise lines. Smaller cruise ships offer passage at competitive prices. In addition, many cruise ship patrons report enjoying themselves far more when they cruise on smaller ships. Smaller ships offer a more personalized experience for consumers. With a higher ratio of crew to passengers, service is also greatly improved.
On average there are about 4-5 cruise ship accidents reported per year. This includes crippled, damaged and sunken ships. The last one was in February in Baghdad.
On cruise ships, you can go to many destinations and places in just one place, inside a cruise you get all the things you get in a hotel but on the sea, plus when you buy your passes (Tickets) you are already paying the food, so in a cruise there "free" food, it is an experience of a lifetime, and currently my favorite vacation!
Yes. Many ships are on shore now and crashed into other ships on the coast of Japan.
P & O Cruises is the oldest cruise line in the world. It is a British-American cruise line operated out of Southampton, England. It currently operates seven cruise ships.
The number of cabins on a cruise ship varies dramatically because the size of cruise ships differs widely.
We have two, possibly more, ports of call for cruise ships in Nova Scotia. Halifax, Nova Scotia is our capital city. Sydney, Nova Scotia also receives many cruise ships throughout the season.
some types of ships are: ferry cruise ship frigate destroyer aircraft carrier
Norwegian cruise line currently has eleven ships. It began operations in 1966 as Norwegian Carribean line. Right now Norwegian Cruise Line controls approximately 8% of the world wide share of the cruise market.
There are many cruise ships that make up the Princess Cruises fleet. These include the Caribbean Princess, Coral Princess, Crown Princess, Dawn Princess and many more.
The Celebrity Cruise has eleven ships at their disposal. Five in the Solstice Class, four in the Millennium Class, one in the Century Class, and one in the Celebrity Xpedition.
Many ships are bigger, including Oasis-class cruise ships and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers.
There are many Cruise Ships with high ratings and it all depends on what kind of budget you have to spend. Carnival and Disney Cruise Lines particularly stand out if you have children as the offer very comprehensive child and teen programs.
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